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Bone density scanning measures bone mineral density, which helps a doctor decide whether a person is at increased risk of an osteoporosis-related fracture. The following risk factors may suggest the need for bone density scanning: advanced age, poor health, low body weight or thin stature, personal history of fracture as an adult, low physical activity, RA, and use of birth control pills.

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Terms related to Bone Density Scan:

  • DEXA
  • Dual X-ray Absorptometry
  • DXA Scan